Sunday 20 October 2019

Everything going well in Vocational College

Launch of
Launch of "Going Well" in Enniscorthy Vocational College. In picture: Aileen Walsh, Keith O'Hara and Kate Donohoe (Wellbeing co-ordinators), Dr. Ian Wickham (principal), Eoin Morrissey (Going Well) and first year students

Brendan Keane

There was a buzz of excitement and anticipation in the corridors of Enniscorthy Vocational College (EVC) recently ahead of the launch of a new initiative called 'Going Well'.

The launch took place in the school and it received a great response from students.

The initiative is aimed at First Year students in the school and is based around a well-being and lifelong learning programme that has been developed by the GAA.

The programme is being piloted in four Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board schools including Enniscorthy Vocational College.

The other three schools involved in the pilot scheme are Coláiste an Átha, Creagh College, Gorey, and Dungarvan College.

Commenting on the programme the vocational college Principal, Dr Iain Wickham, said: 'In total there are 14 schools nationwide which are included in this new and exciting initiative and Enniscorthy Vocational College is delighted to have been chosen as one of the pilot schools.'

Although the programme was developed by the GAA its main focus of attention is on the challenges faced by people 'growing up today'.

The programme aims to nurture personal growth and infuse a sense of 'belonging' while cultivating character-building capacities in order to develop resilience, life-skills and lifestyles that are central to well-being and lifelong learning.

In attendance at the launch in the school were Aileen Walsh, Keith O'Hara and Kate Donohoe, well-being coordinators, Principal, Dr Iain Wickham, Eoin Morrissey, from Going Well, and First Year students.

Enniscorthy Guardian